Africa

Bologna-type Harmonization in Africa: An Overview of the Common Higher Education Area of the East African Community  

The Common Higher Education Area (CHEA) of the East African Community brings Bologna Process style reforms to East Africa. How is it working?


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Credential Evaluation Issues, Current Issue, Education Policy, Global Trends, Latest on WENR

Education in Ethiopia

Stefan Trines, Research Editor, WENR This education profile describes recent trends in Ethiopian education and student mobility and provides an overview of the structure of the education system of Ethiopia. Note that some websites linked as sources in this article


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Universities in Exile: Somaliland, Belarus, and Ukraine

Entire educational institutions can be forced to relocate due to social and political change. How is this happening now and how can we help?


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Europe, Humanitarian Issues

Educating the Masses: The Rise of Online Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Often criticized as a poor substitute for in-person teaching, online education is also a promising means to widen access to education in developing countries.


Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Africa, Asia Pacific, Global Trends

Education in South Africa

23 years after the end of apartheid, equity and quality remain the two big stories of South African education. Learn about the overall education system, student mobility trends, and educational qualifications.


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The Sino-African Higher Educational Exchange: How Big Is It and Will It Continue?

Mini Gu, Quality Assurance Specialist SIGN UP FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WEBINAR &nbsp A quick scan of the higher education news coming out of Africa shows both progress and setbacks in recent months. Some snapshots: South Africa, Egypt ,and Tunisia


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African Student Mobility: Regional Trends and Recommendations for U.S. HEIs

Africa sent some 427,311 tertiary-level students abroad in 2014. U.S. HEIs already enroll a substantial number from Nigeria. But what other countries might become significant countries of origin for U.S.-bound students? WENR examines changing mobility trends, push and pull factors within the region, and ways U.S. institutions can attract and support a wider range of African students.


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Posted in Africa, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Education in Nigeria

An updated look at Nigeria’s education system, featuring an overview of the higher education sector and quality challenges, sample documents, grade equivalencies and more.


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Nigeria: How Will the Economic Downturn Affect Outbound Student Mobility?

Nigerians comprise the 14th largest group of foreign students in the United States. As Nigeria struggles through an extended economic slump, how will outbound student flows be affected?


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Recruiting and Working With Nigerian Students: An EducationUSA Q&A

Nancy Keteku, EducationUSA’s regional advising coordinator for West and Central Africa, addresses frequently asked questions from admissions officers seeking to recruit and admit Nigerian students. Topics include visas, agents, and standardized test requirements.


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